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Education

Aug 2010Present

MS Food Science and Nutrition

California State University, Fresno

GPA: 4.0

Aug 2006May 2010

BS in Natural Science

Loyola Marymount University

 GPA: 3.97

Work experience

Dec 2010Present

Nutrition Assistant

Madera Community Hospital
  • Screen patients for nutrition assessment
  • Speak to patients about their nutrition preferences
  • Ensure that patient meals are in accordance with hospital standards and patient order
  • Shadow dietitians to become familiar with the dietitian's role in a hospital setting
Aug 2010Present

Diet Clerk

Madera Community Hospital
  • Receive orders about patients' diet and ensure they are receiving the right type of diet
  • Ensure that outgoing patient meals are in accordance with hospital standards and patient order
Aug 2006May 2010

Student Worker

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Science and Engineering
  • Distributed mail, made copies, assisted the department secretary                                         

Certifications

Dec 2011Present

Food Production in the ManageFirst Program

National Restaurant Association
May 2011May 2016

ServSafe

American National Standards Institute and the Conference of Food Protection

Course Experience

Graduate Seminar Course (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)

  • Developing a pilot study on olive oil and butter and post-prandial glucose levels in diabetics
  • Conducting a literature review and presenting results at the Central Valley Dietetic Association meeting in the Spring 2012

Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)

  • Assisting a professor in writing a grant about combating childhood obesity in the Central Valley

Graduate Independent Study (Fall 2011)

  • Conducted a literature review on complimentary alternative medicine and diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Nutrition Assessment (Fall 2011)

  • Conducted multiple 24 hour recalls on people of various ages and ethnic backgrounds
  • Learned how to take anthropometric measurements
  • Created a bulletin board on the new MyPlate

Dairy Chemistry (Fall 2011)

  • Created a study on the affects of storage on antioxidant level and rancidity, as well as the desirability of three different olive oils

Quantity Cooking (Fall 2011)

  • Renovated a local restaurant by modifying the menu, organizing the kitchen, altering the decor, using the media to attract customers and reopening the restaurant

Sports Nutrition (Fall 2010)

  • Presented on nutrition periodization for a professional cyclist

Food Systems Management (Fall 2010)

  • Presented on the analysis of a local restaurant's menu

Independent Study (Spring 2010)

  • Published a research paper on the benefits of berries in Today's Dietitian (see the article posted on the top right of the page)

Exercise Physiology Lab (Spring 2009)

  • Wrote weekly lab reports regarding physiological mechanisms that adapt during exercise
  • Developed skills in an exercise physiology laboratory setting

Anatomy and Physiology Lab (Spring 2008)

  • Presented the health concerns regarding Celiac Disease

Advanced Nutrition (Fall 2008)

  • Presented at the Nutrition Health Fair at Loyola Marymount University on the health benefits of green tea

Objective

To be accepted into a dietetic internship and become a registered dietitian. I desire to utilize my talents and knowledge about nutrition to help people in a clinical setting.  My additional goals include finishing my master's degree and specializing in a specific area of nutrition like nutrition support.

Honors and Awards

Scholarships (2011-2012)

  • California State University, Fresno (CAST) Scholarship Recipient
  • California Dietetic Association Foundation Scholarship Recipient
  • Fresno Women's Network Scholarship Recipient

 Scholarships and Awards (2006-2010)

  • Program Scholar of Loyola Marymount University (Spring 2010)
  • Presidential Scholar of Loyola Marymount University (Fall 2006-Spring 2010)
  • Member of the Honor's Program at Loyola Marymount University (Fall 2006-Spring 2010)
  • Dean's List (Fall 2006-Spring 2010)

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer at iCAN Junior Triathlon  (2010-Present)

  • Created nutritional handouts for triathletes ages 7-18, on the appropriate intake of macronutrients and micronutrients, hydration, and the timing of food consumption

Study Abroad

Global Nutrition Perspective at Bonn, Germany (Summer 2008)

  • Learned about various cultures and their ethnic cuisine and perspectives on foods, organic farming, and genetically modified foods

Honor's Thesis/Professional Development

  • Presented research at the California Dietetic Association's annual conference (Spring 2011)
  • Received Ambassadorial Grant to present research at the Far West Athletic Trainer's Association (FWATA) (Spring 2010-Summer 2010)
  • Received award for best presentation at Loyola Marymount University's Undergraduate Research Symposium from Sigma Xi (Spring 2010)
  • Presented research at Loyola Marymount University's Undergraduate Research Symposium (Spring 2010)
  • Received grant from the national research society, Sigma Xi, to conduct research on the female athlete triad (Spring 2009)

Health Related Experience

Attendee of the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (Fall 2011)

Attendee of Public Policy Day to help lobby for licensure for dietitians (Spring 2011)

School-Related Nutrition Internship at Children's Hospital (Summer 2009)

  • Completed an internship packet on pediatric nutrition
  • Learned how to screen for patients and calculate their macronutrient and fluid needs
  • Completed a pediatric manual
  • Designed a poster board on weight management
  • Observed dietitians and their interactions with patients and medical staff

Nurse Shadow at Madera Community Hospital (Summer 2008)

  • Observed nurses in the operating room

Volunteer at Children's Hospital (Summer 2007)

  • Observed dietitians and their interactions with patients and medical staff

Article: With Polyphenols Aplenty, Berries May Protect From Disease

Professional Memberships

Member of Dietetics in Integrative and Functional Medicine (2011-Present)

Alpha Zeta, National Agriculture Honors Society (2011-Present)

Fresno Women's Network (2011-Present)

Food Science Society (2011-Present)

American Dietetic Association (2010-Present)

Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit Honors Society (2009-Present)

Student Dietetic Association (2010-2011)

Sigma Xi, National Scientific Research Society (2010-2011)

Alpha Epsilon Delta, National Prehealth Society (2009-2010)

Order of Omega, Greek Honors Society (2009-2010)

Study Abroad Ambassador (2008-2010)

Society of Natural Science (2007-2010)